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kxk

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I have a passion, a bit of an obsession with all things King Arthur & Merlin......

Tintagel Castle is his birthplace......ruins over 1500 years old......
The site inspired the 12th-century writer Geoffrey of Monmouth to name it in his History of the Kings of Britain as the place where King Arthur was conceived, according to English Heritage.

King Arthur statue erected there, is beautiful









And Merlin

 

oddjob

Battle with monsters, lest ye become a monster
I have a passion, a bit of an obsession with all things King Arthur & Merlin......

Tintagel Castle is his birthplace......ruins over 1500 years old......
The site inspired the 12th-century writer Geoffrey of Monmouth to name it in his History of the Kings of Britain as the place where King Arthur was conceived, according to English Heritage.

King Arthur statue erected there, is beautiful









And Merlin

I didn’t remember that from my visit... which is good since it wasn’t there then. :)
 

kxk

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LOOK......a new arty show

THURSDAY, JUNE 28
Series 1: Episode 1
30 minutes, PG, Entertainment, Infotainment, Arts & Culture, WS, CC, Series
(Australia, English)

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Everyone's A Critic ‘Series 1: Episode 1’

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Everyone's A Critic

'Series 1: Episode 1'

ABC, 8:50pm, Thu, 28 Jun 2018, 30 minutes

NEW SHOW

A group of everyday Australians become art critics as they explore the works of the National Gallery of Victoria's Australian Collection housed in the Ian Potter Centre.



Series, Australia, English, Entertainment, Infotainment, Arts & Culture
 

Mr Stickyfingers

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...wow!... I've just stumbled onto this thread... it's brilliant!... well done for starting it up kxk... I rarely come to to this section but will visit it more often now methinks!... some great stuff in here... and... I done that test of knowledge about the names of 50 Art paintings and this was my result...

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...I got question #️26 wrong because I had never seen it before and took a guess... gosh darn it!... lol!... cheers.
 
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Perhaps I should have messaged you, knowing what an artist you are yourself.....that was my first possible career artist/teacher

Anyway, I watched a fascinating doco last night, about the most beautiful Palace in France...



It is divinely beautiful, sort of designed by Leonardo Da Vinci

Double helix staircase..........is so sensational





Winding around each other but never meeting................I think this palace/and Escher may have inspired Doctor Who, the puzzling DW that got me intrigued

It is fairyland beautiful









By B. Jankuloski (original: Christophe.Finot) - Image:Château_de_Chambord_19.jpg, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5377477



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Château_de_Chambord



 

kxk

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Very cool secret art in Melbourne

HIDDEN ARTS: DISCOVER MELBOURNE’S SECRET COLLECTION OF UNIQUE FINE ART


It’s hard to categorise the Johnston Collection. In fact, it’s best not to try. Just go with the flow and experience the delight of visiting this most unusual exhibition house. Don’t go looking for the address, either: it’s secret. The mysteries begin with the arrival arrangements and revelations unfold with each very personal tour.

The Johnston Collection is an eclectic array of fine and decorative arts housed in Fairhall, the Melbourne home of its benefactor, antiques dealer William Johnston. Tours are pre-booked online and visitors are met at a designated point and transported to the nearby house. While the reason is to preserve the privacy of residents of this elegant inner-city Melbourne suburb, the result is a suitably mysterious curtain-raiser to a surprising exhibition.

With no walk-ins possible, it’s guaranteed that you’ll enjoy tours with a small group of like-minded visitors: there can only be a maximum of 22 people in the house for any session, divided into three groups, each with their own guide. Tours can operate with as few as two guests.





How mysterious and cool, next event for my art loving friend and I......

More info in the article here
https://life.intercontinental.com/sg/vision-sg/hidden-arts-discover-melbournes-secret-collection-fine-art/?utm_source=Outbrain&utm_medium=Native&utm_campaign=IC2018_AU&utm_term=FMAU
 

Mr Stickyfingers

an old fart that rants at times...
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Perhaps I should have messaged you, knowing what an artist you are yourself.....that was my first possible career artist/teacher

Anyway, I watched a fascinating doco last night, about the most beautiful Palace in France...

It is divinely beautiful, sort of designed by Leonardo Da Vinci

Double helix staircase..........is so sensational





Winding around each other but never meeting................I think this palace/and Escher may have inspired Doctor Who, the puzzling DW that got me intrigued

It is fairyland beautiful

...oh wow!... That place is magnificent... and those two MC Escher type of shots are brilliant!... and definitely Dr Whoish too lol!... thanks for posting it kxk... and... I love that you mentioned 3 of my most favourite subjects of all time collectively together in the one post at the same time... Leonardo Da Vinci/MC Escher and Dr Who lol!... all dear to my heart... lol!... well done you!... cheers.
 
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Mr Stickyfingers

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...by the way kxk... I cannot remember in which thread we were talking about that Community and Worldwide Book Exchange System but I just wanted to let you know that the Mall in the town next to us has set one up right inside the Mall for people to swap/read/return and donate Books for everyone for free... I was stoked to see that it had been set up... well done them I say!... cheers.
 
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Street Libraries........posted in book thread I think
Our local is so cool, lady has a corner unit with chooks under the library
And she holds regular social book get togethers

That reminds me I have a big box of books to donate
 

kxk

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My favourite place in Melbourne......

ABC partners with National Gallery of Victoria


ABC will partner with the National Gallery of Victoria for 3 years across a range of projects highlighting its collection, beginning with the documentary Finding the Field, marking 50 years since its inaugural exhibition in 1968, The Field.

David Anderson, ABC Director Entertainment & Specialist, said: “The ABC’s commitment to the arts is built on connecting artists and their works with audiences, to educate, entertain and inspire all Australians. Our new collaboration with the NGV builds on the ABC’s role as a key partner with Australia’s art sector, supporting creative talent across the industry and enabling audiences to enjoy and engage with art and stories.”

Tony Ellwood, Director, NGV said: “As cultural leaders, the ABC and the NGV share aspirations and visions, including the responsibility and ambition to engage with the full diversity of the communities we serve as public institutions. In partnership, we aim to strengthen meaningful participation in the arts by enabling access to art and culture on a large scale through the many initiatives under development.”

A new creative collaboration between Australia’s oldest and most-visited public art gallery, the National Gallery of Victoria, and the ABC will illuminate the diverse stories behind, and inspired by, artworks from the NGV’s rich collection.

The three-year collaboration will deliver a range of projects jointly developed by the ABC and NGV for broad audiences across different platforms, including television, online and education resources.

Highlighting the collaboration is the documentary Finding the Field, to be aired on ABC TV in November, which traces the journey of the NGV’s inaugural 1968 exhibition The Field. The documentary, from Melbourne production company Ghost Pictures, features rare interviews and footage from the exhibition and follows its restaging at the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia in 2018, to commemorate its 50-year anniversary.

For young learners, ABC Education and the NGV’s Audience Engagement and Learning Department have developed Discovering Ancient Mediterranean Worlds, a series of behind-the-scenes videos in which NGV curators and conservators explore what the gallery’s antiquities collection reveals about life in Ancient Egypt, Greece and Italy. The digital project, available from late 2018 at abc.net.au/education, will provide students and teachers with an invaluable ongoing educational resource about art and history.

Finding the Field is one of three upcoming ABC documentaries about painting and painters, along with programs exploring the life and legacy of artist Sidney Nolan and the extraordinary achievement and influence of John Peter Russell, the “lost” Australian Impressionist. All three documentaries will also be available on ABC iview.
 

kxk

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And oooo look @Mr Stickyfingers what is coming 2/12/18-April 2019

Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds



Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds is the first major Australian exhibition to feature the extraordinary work of Dutch artist M.C. Escher in dialogue with the work of acclaimed Japanese design studio nendo. This summer blockbuster exhibition creates a visionary and immersive exhibition that seamlessly presents the worlds of both Escher and nendo.

Celebrated as a master of optical illusion, Escher created some of the most iconic images of the twentieth century. Escher’s unique artistic vision is traced through 160 prints and drawings and presented within a ground-breaking exhibition environment by nendo. Drawn from the world’s largest collection of Escher’s work in the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, this expansive exhibition covers the full span of the artist’s career, from 1916 through to his final work produced in 1969.

As one of the leading design studios in the world, nendo draw upon their unique design approach to transcend tradition; by manipulating geometry, space and perception they create a deeply immersive exhibition experience inspired by M.C. Escher.
 

kxk

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My favourite Australian painting just popped up, have to share it.......
I love the title as much as the beautiful translucent shimmery Aussie light he captured

Arthur Streeton, ‘The purple noon's transparent might’, 1896

 

Mr Stickyfingers

an old fart that rants at times...
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And oooo look @Mr Stickyfingers what is coming 2/12/18-April 2019

Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds



Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds is the first major Australian exhibition to feature the extraordinary work of Dutch artist M.C. Escher in dialogue with the work of acclaimed Japanese design studio nendo. This summer blockbuster exhibition creates a visionary and immersive exhibition that seamlessly presents the worlds of both Escher and nendo.

Celebrated as a master of optical illusion, Escher created some of the most iconic images of the twentieth century. Escher’s unique artistic vision is traced through 160 prints and drawings and presented within a ground-breaking exhibition environment by nendo. Drawn from the world’s largest collection of Escher’s work in the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, this expansive exhibition covers the full span of the artist’s career, from 1916 through to his final work produced in 1969.

As one of the leading design studios in the world, nendo draw upon their unique design approach to transcend tradition; by manipulating geometry, space and perception they create a deeply immersive exhibition experience inspired by M.C. Escher.
...thanks for posting this kxk... my sweet darling wife and myself are thinking of doing a drive over about a week down through Victoria around Christmas this year so I will try to get and see this that's for sure sweet lady... I saw Leonardo Da Vinci's exhibition in Sydney many many many years ago and also Turner's exhibition before that... this would blow my mind seeing MC Escher's work too... thanks so much for posting it my friend... much appreciated... cheers.
 
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Mr Stickyfingers

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My favourite Australian painting just popped up, have to share it.......
I love the title as much as the beautiful translucent shimmery Aussie light he captured

Arthur Streeton, ‘The purple noon's transparent might’, 1896

...yes it is a brilliant painting by Arthur Streeton kxk... all of his works are pure magic aren't they?... I see this view all the time as we often travel to Penrith on a regular basis to do shopping at their big Mall.. I live about 10 Kilometres from this place... and I can tell you that Arthur Streeton captured the scene perfectly... I went to the National Gallery of Victoria website and saw this description below the painting...

Arthur Streeton’s images celebrating the blue and gold palette of Australia’s sun-drenched landscape struck a nationalistic chord during the lead-up to Federation. In early 1896 Streeton travelled to the upper reaches of the Hawkesbury River, between Richmond Bridge and Windsor, where he was inspired by the expansive view looking towards the Blue Mountains. ‘The purple noon’s transparent might’ takes its title from a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley that embraces the natural world – sun, sky, water and mountains – and was painted in two days ‘during a shade temperature of 108 degrees’, in a state of ‘artistic intoxication with thoughts of Shelley in my mind’.
...I live in Windsor and have actually at one time canoed from Penrith Bridge then onto Richmond Bridge and finally to Windsor Bridge so I've actually paddled down that stretch of river in my younger days kxk lol!... so I understand as to why it is your favourite Australian Painting... thanks for posting this too kxk... cheers.
 
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...thanks for posting this kxk... my sweet darling wife and myself are thinking of doing a drive over about a week down through Victoria around Christmas this year so I will try to get and see this that's for sure sweet lady... I saw Leonardo Da Vinci's exhibition in Sydney many many many years ago and also Turner's exhibition before that... this would blow my mind seeing MC Escher's work too... thanks so much for posting it my friend... much appreciated... cheers.
Oooo la la.......coming to my town!
Woo hoo, I do hope you will let me show you some of Melbourne's delights......I would love to meet you and your sweet lady
 
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